Science: Citing and referencing

Information and selected resources relevant to the Faculty of Science

Using citations and references

The Demystifying citing and referencing tutorial provides an overview of citing and referencing.

Examples for specific referencing styles are available in the Citing and Referencing Libguide.

Note on preferred Styles

 All efforts have been made to ensure the information on this page is correct. If unsure please check your unit guide or ask your coordinator/supervisor for confirmation.



School Recommended style Links
Applied Sciences and Engineering Harvard Citing and Referencing library guide - Harvard
Biological Sciences CSIRO style Essay Writing Guidelines for the School of Biological Sciences (pdf, 411kb)
Chemistry Use any style consistently  
Mathematical Sciences Use any style consistently  
Physics Harvard Citing and Referencing library guide - Harvard



  • Passing off the ideas or words of another as your own
  • Passing off your own previously submitted work as original work

Plagiarism is a serious academic offence. Refer to the Monash University Student Academic Integrity Policy.

Avoiding plagiarism:

  • Take note of where you find information
  • Acknowledge the work of others (including tables, images etc.)
  • Take the academic integrity tutorials

Remember: even if you paraphrase the author, you still need to provide a citation.


  • Software for managing citations
  • Integrates with common word processors.
  • Windows and Mac versions available.
  • Download from the EndNote Library Guide.

Learn how to use Endnote: